Business expansion
Småland med öarna; Kalmar län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.2 - Management consultancy activities

800 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 August 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Kalmar in south-east Sweden has been chosen by China’s Fanerdun Group to host a new centre for Chinese wholesale companies to introduce their products onto the European market.The venture involves construction of a demonstration facility for 1000 Chinese businesses to present products to European companies. The centre, which will be Fanerdun’s European headquarters, will lead to the creation of an estimated 800 new jobs in Kalmar. Included in the complex will be a hotel, restaurant and a spa offering Chinese medicine. Explaining the choice of Kalmar, Jin Xing Luo, Fanerdun Group owner, said: “The conditions in Kalmar are excellent, especially on the investment side.” Companies exhibiting at the center will range from textile manufacturers to technology suppliers, Fanerdun said. Johan Persson, chairman of the Kalmar municipal board, called the investment gigantic and said the centre, expected to be complete in one year’s time, would attract one million visitors a year. He said: “This venture will create a great many jobs and put a much stronger focus on Kalmar. If all goes as planned we will substantially expand air travel capacity in the city.”


  • 20 August 2006: Dagens Nyheter
  • 21 August 2006: Press release by Invest in Sweden Agency
  • 19 August 2006: Sveriges Radio


Eurofound (2006), Fanerdun Group, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 63920, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63920.